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Facebook and Email: Part 1 of 2

For the sake of discussion, I’m going to assume you’ve heard of Facebook. But just so we’re all clear, it’s a “social networking service and website” (to quote Wikipedia) that connects people to their friends, family members, co-workers, etc. for the purposes of sharing information about their daily lives. But can it really help your […]

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Transactional emails don’t have to be boring

I just noticed last week that Facebook has switched its friend request emails from plain text messages to a full HTML version. The benefits of HTML email over text are numerous and it’s nice to see Facebook offering its users something of value in these messages. Here’s a “before” snapshot of the friend request notification: […]

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I dug through my gmail inbox and found an exchange I had with a friend in 2005 about using Plaxo as a CMS. At the time I was not able to give this friend a good recommendation for Plaxo based upon the comments of another friend. Our conversation died at that point and and so […]

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Zappos responds

Turns out I’m not the only one whose feathers have been ruffled by Facebook’s advertising feature, Beacon. has created a Facebook group to protest against Beacon’s invasion of privacy.   The Facebook group includes a link to MoveOn’s petition to “respect privacy,” which hit the 20,000 milestone yesterday.    After I wrote my first post on the topic, […]

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